Lions claw their way to SA U19 IPT victory

18 December 2022 – Led by talisman Jaden Deltel, who scored a perfect 12 points for his province, Central Gauteng clinched their first South African Under-19 Inter-Provincial title since 2016 with a narrow win at Mbombela Golf Club. Central got off to a wobbly start when they went down to North West (6.5 – 5.5)…

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Elephants mow down opposition at Mbombela

18 December 2022 – Eastern Province stormed to victory in the B-Section of the South African Under-19 Inter-Provincial Tournament at Mbombela Golf Club, winning seven out of seven matches to secure promotion to the A-Section. To make the victory even sweeter, EP’s Jean Upman and Devon Valentine shared the Most Valuable Player award on 9.5…

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Records Galore at SA Women’s Mid-Amateur

Silver Division winner Hermien Jones & Bronze Division winner Louise Olivier flank Sandra Winter, the 2022 South African Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship winner & Senior Trophy champion at Mossel Bay Golf Club

Southern Cape golfer Sandra Winter strolled into the records books once again in the 2022 South African Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, Hermien Jones held her nerve to win the Silver Division & Louise Olivier went wire-to-wire to defend her Bronze Division title at Mossel Bay Golf Club in November. Winter, who turned 50 this year, has…

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KZN rally for SA Mid-Am IPT promotion

20 October 2022 – KwaZulu-Natal rallied for a hard-fought for B-Section victory in the 2022 South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial as the battle for supremacy went down to the wire at Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate in October. After four days of intense clashes, three teams would fight for promotion. But who wanted it more –…

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Weber goes wire-to-wire in George

12 November 2022 – Border’s Benjamin Weber claimed his second victory of the year when he fired two rounds of 70 to close out a three-shot win in the Dimension Data Junior Open U-15 in George. The 13-year-old, who plays out of East London Golf Club, lifted the Sun City U-15 Challenge title at the…

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Thompson takes on new R&A role in Africa

After 18 years of loyal service to amateur golf administration in South Africa, GolfRSA’s Manager of Golf Operations, Eden Thompson, begins a new venture in October, taking up an exciting new position with the R&A. Although Thompson’s resignation will be a major blow to GolfRSA, it is a wonderful acquisition for the Royal and Ancient…

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Steady Steenkamp strikes Mid Am gold

3 May 2022 – Upington’s Bertie Steenkamp kept calm amidst a late surge from former two-time champion Derek Scullard to claim a wire-to-wire win in the South African Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship this May. The 39-year-old Upington golfer is no stranger to winning GolfRSA events, having claimed two GolfRSA Club Champion of Champions titles, but…

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Duo top jammed leaderboard at Leopard Creek

Golf RSA | Due top jammed leaderboard at Leopard Creek

14 February 2022 – South Africa’s Yurav Premlall and Zach Chegwidden from England topped a packed leaderboard as action wrapped up in the opening round of the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Leopard Creek on Monday. On a blistering hot Valentine’s day at the championship layout bordering the Kruger National Park, the duo shot…

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Cape Town golfers: Sign up for GolfRSA’s Level 2 Rules course

Golf RSA | Cape Town golfers: Sign up for GolfRSA's Level 2 Rules course

GolfRSA is once again facilitating a series of two-day R&A Level 2 Rules Seminars in order to educate and certify (Level 2) those involved in golf administration. The seminars will take place across the country, are open to the public and conclude with Rules Level 2 examinations. It is important that all golfers, golf administrators,…

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Statement from GolfRSA: Adjusted Alert Level 4 status update

Golf RSA | Statement from GolfRSA: Adjusted Alert Level status update

28 June 2021 – Further to the Regulations of the Disaster Management Act in respect of the Adjusted Alert Level 4, as gazetted on Sunday, 27 June 2021, we would like to address the contents thereof as it pertains to golf and to reiterate our confidence in the GolfRSA Risk Mitigation Guidelines in place for…

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Champion of Champions is back

Golf RSA | Champion of Champions is back

The hunt for the country’s top club champions has begun as GolfRSA announced that its popular Club Champion of Champions event is back following the forced cancellation of last year’s event due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event, which pits the country’s club champions – from multiple divisions – against one another has been running…

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Thrilling contests loom in 2021 SA Amateur Championships

Golf RSA | Thrilling contests loom in 2021 SA Amateur Championships

18 February 2021 – The stage is set for the finals of the SA Amateur Championships, with three mouth-watering matches to look forward to that will determine the country’s champions of the year at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington’s East Course. In the women’s event, top seed and recent SA Women’s Stroke Play winner Megan Streicher…

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Breaking through in 2020

Golf RSA | Breaking through

18 December 2020 – The masses may not remember this year the fondest terms, but for a trio of GolfRSA National Squad graduates, 2020 will go down as the year that they announced themselves on the international stage. Garrick Higgo Age: 21 World Ranking: 90th Professional wins: 4 Season earnings: €324,740.61 (R6.2 million) Having started…

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Williams returns to winner’s circle in Ackerman Championship

Golf RSA | Williams returns to winner’s circle in Ackerman Championship

October 2020 – Durbanville golfer Kaylah Williams put the perfect exclamation mark on her final competitive appearance for the 2020 season with a masterful victory in the prestigious Ackerman Championship on Sunday. The 18-year-old fashioned a blistering closing loop of 31 featuring an eagle and four birdies in the final round at Clovelly Country Club…

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GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn’s interview on RSG

Golf RSA | GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn's interview on RSG

The South African golf industry, like so many others, has been hard hit by the Covid-19 Corona Virus pandemic that has resulted in a government-mandated country-wide lockdown. In this interview that was broadcast recently on RSG, GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn discusses some of the challenges faced by the golf industry in South Africa and the…

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GolfRSA announces measures in the face of the Covid-19 crisis

Golf RSA | GolfRSA announces measures in the face of the Covid-19 crisis

CAPE TOWN, 13 April 2020 – In recognition of the extremely difficult circumstances facing the South African golf industry during the current Covid-19 crisis and country-wide lockdown, GolfRSA has taken measures to reduce costs. GolfRSA has cancelled a number of national events due to the ongoing Corona Virus crisis. Following internal discussions, the staff and…

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Moodley reflects on magical week in Investec SA Women’s Open

Golf RSA | Moodley reflects on magical week in Investec SA Women’s Open

18 March 2020 – Never in a million years could Kaiyuree Moodley guess that one of her worst rounds would lay the groundwork for her biggest career achievement – winning the leading amateur honour in the 2020 Investec SA Women’s Open. Coming off a runner-up finish in the KwaZulu-Natal Championship at Durban Country Club, the…

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Simpson lifts Proudfoot Trophy at SA Amateur

Golf RSA | Simpson lifts Proudfoot Trophy at SA Amateur

17 February 2020 – He called it possibly the best two-iron of his life, and it set up what turned out to be a decisive eagle for Sam Simpson as he went on to win the Proudfoot Trophy for topping the 36-hole stroke play qualifier for the match play stage of the Aon South African…

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Williams wings her way to the front at RJK

Golf RSA | Williams wings her way to the front at RJK

17 February 2020 – Kaylah Williams hopes to emulate fellow Western Province golfer Sam Simpson when she bids for the number one spot in the Aon South African Women’s Amateur Championship, which tees off at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on Tuesday. Simpson was the proud recipient of the prestigious Proudfoot Trophy for his three-shot…

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Brits books Bridge Junior Series Final berth at Oubaai

Golf RSA | Brits books Bridge Junior Series Final berth at Oubaai

29 January 2020 – Paarl junior Jere Brits battled howling wind and lashing rain qualify for the Regional Final of the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series with a play-off win at Oubaai Golf Club on Sunday, 26 January 2020. “It was raining cats and dogs so I carried extra towels to try and keep…

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